This is such a beautiful story that had me hooked from page 1. Lucie comes to standing knee deep in the waters of San Francisco with no idea who she is or how she got there. When her picture is put out to the media, her fiance in Seattle sees the photo and races to be by her side but no one else had come forward. As Lucie returns to her life, she realizes that she doesn’t like the person that she was and digs to discover why she had been the way that she was; standoffish, cold and controlling. As she investigates, she unearths a dark and terrible past, but with new eyes is able to see the world from a different perspective. It also brings to light the serious and not often discussed topic of mental illness and gives it a face, a name, and understanding.
–Madison Duckworth, Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo, WA
This perfect-for-book-clubs paperback is available at Liberty Bay Books and other independent bookstores. Want to meet the author? Seize the opportunity to brunch with Seattle7Writers, including Jennie Shortridge, in Seattle on June 24. Tickets are on sale here.
Seattle7Writers are ready to mingle, discuss and recommend books, and to sign their work. Book sales on site by Elliott Bay Book Company.
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